All good things must come to an end, and so it is that the running war of words between Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is apparently a part of our past. McCoy said during a radio interview Monday that the two players spoke after Sunday night's game and agreed to stop calling each other things like ballerinas and Chihuahuas and focus on the beautiful fact that they both get paid to play football for a living.
It's a mature, grown-up, sensible thing to do, and it makes me terribly sad. I mean, did they not even once think about the effect this would have on us here at the NFC East blog? Did they not consider the wealth of fodder they have provided me since that fateful day last summer on which McCoy tweeted that Umenyiora was "overrated n soft" and Umenyiora incomprehensibly replied by calling McCoy "Lady Gaga?" If I can't count on players saying ridiculous things to and about each other in public, what's left to keep this whole thing fun anymore?
Please, LeSean and Osi. I beseech you. Keep hating each other. Keep lobbing random insults once every couple of months for no apparent reason that ever comes to fruition during the course of games. Continue with the inappropriate jabs that reveal so much about the sense of humor of NFL players with regard to what's insulting. It's too important to what we do here, especially in the offseason, to think it might be gone forever. I will continue to live in the hope that McCoy misunderstood Umenyiora on Sunday night, and that the latter is just waiting for his next opportunity to imply once again to the world that the former is in fact female.
If not ... I don't know. I guess we'll always have last Mother's Day.